On Sunday, September 18th Montague street between Court and Hicks will close to traffic from 12-5pm for the The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID)’s Make It Montague block party. The event promises larger than life games of Connect 4, Jenga and Cornhole, jugglers and vintage cars along with live entertainment, DJs, activities, giveaways, gifts with purchase, demos, complimentary food, drink, and ice cream. PS8 will also have a welcome back to school and informational table. The event is free and open to the public. Check the Montague Street BID website for a complete list of scheduled activities and participating vendors.
This year’s event also marks the launch of a new initiative, Montague Matters a month-long kindness campaign. The goal: to collect backpacks, lunch boxes, and school supplies for children in need throughout District 13. The program will run from September 18th through October 18th. Items can be placed in drop boxes located at local businesses.
In the event press release, District 13 Family Advocate Precious Jones-Walker shared, “District 13 has a diverse community of families – they come from townhouses, public housing and some live in shelters. A backpack, lunch box, small calculator and other basic school supplies can help ensure that more of our kids succeed in school this year.”